Midlands PR and digital agency Cartwright Communications has won the contract to provide regionally-focussed public relations and digital support to Nottingham’s bid for the European Capital of Culture 2023.
Cartwright is working alongside the Nottingham 2023 board and leaders from local cultural venues to generate support for the city’s bid. Nottingham launched its bid for European Capital of Culture 2023 at a spectacular event in the city last week which included a ‘luminarium’ – a structure of luminescent colour and light – created by internationally renowned Nottingham artists Architects of Air.
Competing against Belfast, Dundee, Leeds, and Milton Keynes, Nottingham’s European Capital of Culture 2023 bid team will be supported by people across the Midlands and beyond, and is calling on locals to become Nottingham 2023 ‘Cultural Lions’.
Liz Cartwright, MD of Cartwright Communications, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be working on this fantastic campaign. As an agency, we wholeheartedly support the city’s bid and we were pleased and proud to have won this work.
“We are looking forward to working with the bid board over coming weeks, prior to the bid going in at the end of October.”
As part of its work, Cartwright is carrying out media relations, event support and strategy planning.
Paul Russ, chairman of Nottingham’s Cultural Strategy Partnership and chair of the Nottingham 2023 board, said: “We are delighted to be working with Cartwright – an agency which has vast experience of Nottingham and its cultural scene. We were thrilled with the media coverage from the launch event itself. Cartwright covered every major broadcast and print title across wider Nottinghamshire, which was a fantastic result and helped create huge engagement with people from not just the city, but throughout the UK.
“Cartwright is heavily involved with creative ideas for the bid. As part of the bid, we want to give everyone in Nottingham the opportunity to take part in a project, production or experience and nurture the next generation of creative producers and cultural leaders.”
Spearheading the Nottingham 2023 bid is Nottingham’s Strategic Cultural Partnership, with support provided by Nottingham City Council, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and Marketing NG.